Three men have been charged after prohibited drugs with a street value of $1.2 million were allegedly seized during searches across Fairfield on Thursday.
About 12.20pm on October 14, detectives from Fairfield City Police Area Command stopped a vehicle on Madeleine Street, Fairfield.
Officers spoke with the driver - a 28-year-old man - and in a subsequent search of the vehicle, allegedly located 830-grams of cocaine in a hidden compartment.
The Cabramatta man was arrested and taken to Liverpool Police Station, where he was charged with a range of offences including two counts of supplying a prohibited drug. He was refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Friday.
As part of ongoing inquiries, detectives from the State Crime Command's Organised Crime Squad stopped a Subaru sedan at Smithfield Road, near King Road, about 3.30pm on Thursday.
In a subsequent search of the Subaru, detectives allegedly seized 22 envelopes containing more than 12-grams of methylamphetamine (ice) and nearly 17-grams of heroin, with a combined estimated potential street value of $9000.
The driver - a 31-year-old Fairfield West man - was taken to Fairfield Police Station and charged with a range of offences including four counts of supplying a prohibited drug. He was refused bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court on Friday.
About 4.45pm, a further two men were arrested during a third vehicle stop at Canley Heights. During a search of the Mercedes, officers allegedly located $5240 cash and nearly four-grams of cocaine.
A 27-year-old man was arrested and taken to Fairfield Police Station, while the other man was released pending further inquiries.
The Bankstown man was charged with a range of offences including two counts of supplying a prohibited drug, He was refused bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court on Friday..
Also during the operation, Organised Crime Squad detectives, together with officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command and South West Metropolitan Region Operations Support Groups (OSG), executed a search warrant at a property at Allenby Street, Canley Heights.
With assistance from specialist police attached to the Drug and Firearms Squad's Chemical Operations Team, the property was examined and dismantled.
During the search, police allegedly seized 2.7-kilograms of methylamphetamine (ice), 2-kilograms of pseudoephedrine, 1.1-kilograms of heroin, 570-grams of cocaine and nearly 220-grams of MDMA. The combined estimated potential street value of the drugs is $1.2 million.
Officers also allegedly seized a cash counter, electronic devices and $35,390 cash. All items will undergo further examination as investigations continue.